Jr. & Sr. High Youth
Our Roots: At the root of it all, Common Ground exists to help students discover new things about themselves, connect with new people and ideas,
grow in wisdom & knowledge, find their fit in serving others and the community, and experience what life looks like when love is at the center of it all.
OUR “COMMON” FOUNDATION:
Common Ground was birthed out of inspiration from Romans 12:14-21 (MSG), which says:
14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.
17-19 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”
20-21 Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.